Rep. Trey Radel to Resign From Congress After Cocaine Guilty Plea

by William White | January 27, 2014 11:29 am

Trey Radel will have officially completed his resignation from Congress[1] as of 6:30 p.m. today.


According to The New York Daily News, Republican Rep. Trey Radel presented his resignation to House Speaker John Boehner in a letter. In the letter, Radel tells Boehner that he “cannot fully and effectively serve as a United States Representative.” He was advised to resign from congress by several other Republicans.

Trey Radel was arrested for cocaine possession in October when he bought 3.5 grams of the drug from an undercover agent. He faced court charges of possession of cocaine and pleaded guilty on Nov. 20. He has been sentenced to one year of supervised probation. The New York Daily News notes.

The House Ethics Committee had planned to investigate Trey Radel’s case[3], but it will lose its jurisdiction to do so when he leaves congress.

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